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Table 1 Baseline Sample Characteristics by Intervention Group for People with Cancer and Partners of People with Cancer

From: A randomized trial of a minimal intervention for sexual concerns after cancer: a comparison of self-help and professionally delivered modalities

Characteristic Self Help Package (SH) (n = 70) M (SD) or n (%) Health Professional Delivered (HP) (n = 71) M (SD) or n (%)
  Person with cancer (n = 45) Partner (n = 25) Person with cancer (n = 43) Partner (n = 28)
Age: 56.9 (12.9) 55.7 (10.6) 55.6 (12.0) 55.4 (11.7)
Length of relationship (years): 22.1 (16.9) 27.8 (16.2) 23.6 (16.4) 25.5 (15.9)
Gender:     
Female 23 (51.1) 12 (48.0) 24 (55.8) 16 (57.1)
Male 22 (48.9) 13 (52.0) 19 (44.2) 12 (42.9)
Ethnicity:     
Aust/White European 43 (95.6) 23 (92.0) 40 (93.0) 25 (89.3)
Asian 2 (4.4 %) 1 (4.0) - 2 (7.1)
Other - 1 (4.0) 3 (7.0) 1 (3.6)
Relationship status:     
Partnered – Living together 30 (66.7) 21 (84.0) 32 (74.4) 26 (92.9)
Partnered – Not living together 6 (13.3) 4 (16.0) 5 (11.6) 2 (7.1)
Not in a relationship 8 (17.8) - 6 (14.0) -
Other/Not specified 1 (2.2) - - -
Sexual identity:     
Heterosexual 45 (100) 24 (95.8) 41 (95.3) -
Non Heterosexual - 1 (4.2) 2 (4.7) -
Cancer classification     
Sexual type cancer 35 (77.8) 20 (80.0) 36 (83.7) 23 (82.1)
Non-sexual type cancer 10 (22.2) 5 (20.0) 7 (16.3) 5 (17.9)
Intervention modality:     
Couple 26 (57.8) 24 (96.0) 26 (60.5) 27 (100)
Individual 19 (42.2) 1 (4.0) 17 (39.5) -